Research Funding

NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant Program

Deadline:  November 15, 2013

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is accepting applications for its Independent Investigator Grant program.

The Independent Investigator program is intended to facilitate innovative research opportunities and supports basic, as well as translational and/or clinical investigators; however, research must be relevant to the understanding, treatment, and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or early onset brain and behavior disorders.

The foundation is interested in supporting the full range of relevant neurobiological and psychobiological basic science. The foundation also supports clinical grants which can include careful studies using qualitative research approaches or research generating preliminary data to explore a new hypothesis generated by clinical experience or large sample studies. NARSAD grants are not sufficient to support expensive large sample patient-based studies but it may be possible to attach a study to a clinical project already under way or for which other funding has become available.

Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree (M.D., Ph.D., etc.) and, if an associate professor (or equivalent), have received, as principal investigator, competitive research support at a national level such as National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, or major foundation support. An assistant professor who is principal investigator on a NIH R01 grant is eligible to apply.

The program provides grants of up to $50,000 a year for two years.

Applications will be accepted beginning October 15, 2012. Visit the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and application requirements.

Link to Complete RFP

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